These reviews have been based mostly on the board’s resolution to increase the deadline for fee of examination charges for lessons 10 and 12 college students until 31 October, and an earlier request by the Delhi authorities to increase the 2020-2021 session until May subsequent 12 months.
Amid the Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE) resolution to increase the deadline for fee of examination charges for Class 10 and 12 Board exams and a current Delhi authorities letter to the board in search of an extension of the 20120-21 educational session, reviews have emerged that the Class 10 and Class 12 board examinations could also be held in May 2021.
However, there was no official affirmation by the board on the identical and college students are suggested to not consider any rumours until the board makes an official announcement, if any.
What’s the Delhi govt’s letter about?
The Delhi authorities just lately wrote a letter to the CBSE with 4 requests. The first request was an extension on the deadline to pay examination charges for upcoming Class 10 and Class 12 board exams until 14 November, whereas, the second request was as regards to a waiver of examination charges for these economically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Third, the government sought a discount within the faculty syllabus for each Class 10 and 12 board exams, and fourth, the government requested the board to increase the 2020-2021 session until May subsequent 12 months.
The Delhi authorities had final week written to CBSE, urging it to not conduct the board exams subsequent 12 months earlier than May and additional scale back syllabus as faculties nonetheless proceed to stay closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Though online, semi-online teaching learning activities are being conducted through live classes as well as worksheets or activity sheets but it cannot replace the physical classroom teaching learning process,” the Department of Education of Delhi authorities had mentioned within the letter.
“In order to provide students with a reasonable time to study in person in schools, it is requested that the ongoing academic session be extended beyond March and CBSE board exams be conducted not before May 2021. Consequently, the next academic session may commence from July 2021,” it added.
The Delhi authorities had additionally written to the CBSE in search of a waiver of the examination charge for college kids of lessons 10 and 12 in its faculties citing monetary crunch in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The letter additional mentioned because of the ongoing pandemic, a lot of dad and mom have misplaced their jobs and their incomes have been affected badly whereas their financial savings have already been used to fulfill their every day wants.
The Department of Education had additionally requested for an extension of the deadline for fee of examination charges for the 2021 board exams from 15 October to 14 November.
“It is submitted that certain people and organisations have expressed their desire to offer financial support as a welfare measure and wish to pay the examination fee of some students of some schools as a noble cause. In view of that, CBSE is requested to kindly extend the date of submission of examination fee up to 14 November in place of 15 October,” the Directorate of Education of the Delhi authorities had mentioned in its letter.
It had additionally requested to additional scale back the syllabus for the present session, retaining the situation and the leftover time out there within the session for classroom instructing.
“The CBSE had reduced 30 per cent of syllabus in all subjects in anticipation of opening of schools in July but schools in Delhi are closed till 31 October. It is also requested that sample question papers aligned with the further-reduced syllabus for the session 2020-21 may be prepared as per the latest question paper design and made available for the students at the earliest,” the DoE mentioned.
“Practical and project work are an integral part of any subject that include assessment of desired skills and competencies. It is pertinent to give students hands on practice for the same for a sufficient period of time. It is requested that the board may provide detailed guidelines regarding the conduct of these practical exams under such conditions or any other alternate mode to replace the practical part of the subject,” it added.
The CBSE’s response to Delhi govt
Following the Delhi govt’s request, CBSE just lately prolonged the deadline for fee of examination charges for Class 10 and Class 12 board exams for the tutorial session 2020-2021 with out late charge until 31 October and with late charge from 1 to 7 November.
“Looking into the problems faced by schools and parents, the last date for submission of List of Candidates (LOC) for classes 10 and 12 for 2021 board exams without late fees has been extended from 15 to 31 October and with late free from November 1 to 7,” mentioned Sanyam Bhardwaj, CBSE’s Examination Controller on Wednesday.
“From various sources it has come to the notice of CBSE that schools and parents are facing problems in completing LOC because of the situation created due to COVID-19 pandemic,” Bhardwaj added. The CBSE additionally expressed its incapacity to waive the examination charges.
As for the opposite two requests – extension of educational 12 months and discount in syllabus – the board has maintained silence.
What do reviews say thus far on exams and syllabus?
According to a moneycontrol.com, each the CBSE and the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) are reportedly mulling to chop additional the syllabus of lessons 10 and 12 board examination 2021 to 50 % and even pondering of extending the tutorial 12 months and delaying Board Exams 2021 by two months.
The report printed on 10 October, nonetheless, has not quoted any officers from both boards for a similar. It additionally informs that despite the fact that discussions are on, a remaining resolution as regards to the tutorial 12 months can be taken solely after path from the Central Government.
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With inputs from PTI
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